Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Revival for America

God is calling. It seems to be falling on deaf ears here in America. We have gotten so comfortable, that even some that serve Christ are ignoring His call.

I have heard much in the last year about America needing revival. Some say it is the only thing that will save our nation from falling into punishment.

We have less of a heart for Israel than ever before in history. Some predict with the current administration in the white house, we will no longer go to the defense of Israel like in past years. This is a scary commentary. Historically those nations that defended Israel were blessed by God and those that harmed her were cursed by God. So far we have been blessed as a nation because of our allegiance to Israel.

Because of our continuation of refusal to follow God's commands, we have begun to see the hand of blessing disappear. Will it disappear completely?

So we that know God want revival for our nation, right? Well, repentance must come before revival. What will it take for us to come to real repentance?

Joel 2:12-17 "Now therefore," says the Lord, turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning." So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness: and He relents from doing harm. Who knows if He will turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him-- A grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God?
Blow the trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, call a sacred assembly; gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children and nursing babies; Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, and the bride from her dressing room. Let the priests, who minister to the Lord, weep between the porch and the alter; let them say, "Spare Your people, O Lord, and do not give Your heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?"

If we really want revival, it starts with a repentant heart and a repentant people. The Lord says "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and with mourning." Can we truly say we have turned to Him with this kind of heart?

We must turn to Him with broken and repentant hearts, willing to put our own lives and agendas aside if we truly want revival for America. We must fast and call out for His spirit to fall on a nation that has turned away. Otherwise, we will see the other nations say "Where is their God?" as they mock us.


Omah's Helping Hands said...

Amen! Awesome post and so very true.

missbernice said...

This is exactly what God impressed on me this morning as I was on my way to work. How desperate am I to see revival in the Philippines? Desperate enough to deprive my body with food? To tarry with Him in intercession? Amen to your post!